Uterine fibroids grow along the walls of the uterus and may mostly affect women at age 30. While it remains unclear how they develop, you may have multiple fibroids that affect your quality of life. Buckhead fibroids treatment offers several treatment options, including medications, minimally invasive procedures, and noninvasive forms of treatment. Your doctor may recommend watchful waiting if you are not showing major symptoms, as most fibroids shrink over time. Learn about a few treatment options you can benefit from if you show fibroids symptoms.
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You can practice lifestyle changes that may help reduce your risk of worsening fibroids. First, you may need to keep a healthy weight and consider losing some if you are overweight. Healthy weights may help reduce the size of your fibroids. Secondly, you may need to incorporate a nutritious diet into your daily life because food can help with some fibroids symptoms. Avoid foods with added sugar as they tend to raise blood sugar levels. Instead, add vitamins and supplements like vitamins A and D to ease bloating, menstrual pain, and cramping resulting from uterine fibroids.
Your doctor may recommend medications that treat menstrual cycle symptoms, such as pelvic pressure and heavy bleeding. Medications may not entirely treat fibroids but can help shrink them, thus improving your symptoms. Your prescription may include GnRH agonists, which block progesterone and estrogen production so you can stay in a temporary menopause state. Therefore, you will not undergo menstruation leading to the shrinking of fibroids. You may also get a progestin-releasing IUD to reduce heavy bleeding from fibroids.
Your doctor may recommend this noninvasive procedure inside a scanner that has a high-energy ultrasound transducer. Your doctor identifies the fibroids and then passes heat to destroy them while preserving your uterus.
Your doctor will begin by making small cuts in your abdomen and then insert a laparoscope with a camera at the end. The laparoscope will help your doctor identify the fibroids and then use heated needles to destroy fibroid tissues. After heating, the fibroids will soften, and the blood vessels feeding them will shrink. Therefore the heated fibroids may take up to 12 months to shrink completely to improve your symptoms.
You can undergo a hysterectomy if you have several large fibroids and do not plan to have children. You can choose between a partial and total hysterectomy, depending on the severity of the fibroids. You may remain with your cervix and ovaries, so they will keep producing hormones. Complete healing can take up to two months, but you can recover more quickly with a vaginal hysterectomy. Also, a hysterectomy offers the only complete cure for uterine fibroids, but you should only consider it if you do not wish to have children in the future.
Contact Ideal Gynecology, LLC if you wish to consult on fibroids that are interfering with your quality of life. Your gynecologist will recommend several treatment options and evaluate you for the correct one depending on your symptoms. You can visit the website to make your online appointment and start your treatment.